Local sixth grader meets Montana Governor

Winner of the fifth grade portion of the “Show Me and Teach Me About Montana Agriculture Contest”, Alissa Schell, now a sixth grader in Mrs. Kirschten’s class, visited the state capital last month.

 

Alissa Schell and Gov. Bullock.
Alissa Schell and Gov. Bullock.

Posted April 26, 2013

By Lisa Kilsdonk

Winner of the fifth grade portion of the “Show Me and Teach Me About Montana Agriculture Contest”, Alissa Schell, now a sixth grader in Mrs. Kirschten’s class, visited the state capital last month. The all-expense paid trip for Alissa, along with her parents Rick and Keri Schell, siblings Ericka and Jonah, and grandmother Bev Rath, was the prize for her artwork being selected. Additionally, her artwork will be featured on a bumper sticker that will be available at the local county Extension Office.

“I will probably always remember seeing the governor’s office,” Alissa said. “It had a big row of flags and I didn’t even know all of them.” Her favorite parts of the trip were visits to a museum and a science center.

Did she get to meet any important people? Yes, she did. “I got to meet the governor. He was nice,” was Alissa’s comment about Gov. Steve Bullock.

To sum things up, the quiet, intelligent student simply said she was glad she got to go.

      



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